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Tween Hobo with Paper Moon

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Author Alena Smith in person! DCP projection

For the release of the new comic novel, “Tween Hobo: Off the Rails,” author (and writer for The Newsroom) Alena Smith (@TweenHobo) will present one of the original tween hobos in Peter Bogdanovich’s PAPER MOON. After the screening, programmer and critic Miriam Bale will discuss the film’s place in the tween cultural tradition with Ms. Smith, followed by a book signing.

“In 1973’s Depression-set comedy, Tatum O’Neal gives a legendary performance as 9-year-old Addie Loggins, who may or may not be the daughter of con man Moses Pray, played by Tatum’s real-life father, Ryan O’Neal. Addie and Moze join forces and scam their way across America, on a road trip full of hillbillies, bootleggers, gold-diggers, and carnival barkers.” – Alena Smith

Truffaut’s “Antoine Doinel” Cycle

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Screening as part of our “Time Regained: Cinema’s Present Perfect” series, this special all-day presentation includes all four features and one short starring the iconic Jean-Pierre Léaud as the filmmaker’s alter ego. Special “Antoine-a-thon” ticket available for admission to all Doinel films for $30 ($20 IFC Center members).


My America

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Filmmaker Hal Hartley and Fandor’s Ted Hope in person!

Twenty-one monologues, written by some of the nation’s most exciting playwrights (including Neil LaBute, Danny Hoch, Dan Dietz, Marcus Gardley, and more) form a sort of fractured portrait of the American collective psyche. Ranging from the sad to the hilarious, from the angry to the tentatively celebratory, many of the major and recurrent issues associated with our fraught but beloved union are reconsidered with elegance, wit, a sometimes brutal honesty, and a little outright insanity.

Originally commissioned by Center Stage (the State Theater of Maryland) filmmaker Hal Hartley set these widely varied subjects in one big rehearsal studio, making use of little but the actors themselves, a chair, the windows, and an upright piano.

A big room, twenty-one voices, and one kind of portrait of… US.

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An Evening with NYTimes Op-Docs

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Discover The New York Times’s Op-Docs, short opinion documentaries reflecting a wide range of styles and subjects, from contemporary life to historical themes. Post-film discussion with “56 Ways of Saying I Don’t Remember” director Alan Berliner, “Love and Stuff” director Judith Helfand, “The Animated Life of A.R. Wallace” co-director Flora Lichtman, “Congo: The Road to Ruin” director Daniel McCabe, and “35 and Single” director Paula Schargorodsky, moderated by Jason Spingarn-Koff of The New York Times.

“November 22, 1963” directed by Errol Morris

“35 and Single” directed by Paula Schargorodsky

“56 Ways of Saying I Don’t Remember” directed by Alan Berliner

“Love and Stuff” directed by Judith Helfand

“Verbatim: What Is a Photocopier?” directed by Brett Weiner

“Subway Alarm” directed by Ken Webb

“The Animated Life of A.R. Wallace” directed by Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck

“Congo: The Road to Ruin” directed by Daniel McCabe

Blue Note Jazz Festival: The Case of the Three Sided Dream

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Post-film discussion with director Adam Kahan, family members Dorthaan and Rory Kirk, and trombonist Steve Turre!

THE CASE OF THE THREE SIDED DREAM is the story of multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk, who went from blind infant, to child prodigy, to adult visionary, political activist, and finally to paralyzed showman who toured and played music literally until the day he died. – SXSW

Screening as part of the

Tres Court International Film Festival

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

A special presentation of over 40 short short films (each under 3 minutes in length) from over a dozen countries in Europe, the U.S., Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The films are in black-and-white and color, animated and live-action, dramas and comedies, and represent a peek at some of the best emerging filmmaking talent in the world. The Tres Court program is screening in over 100 cities around the globe, and audience members will be given ballots to vote for their favorite films.

Click here for a complete lineup of the festival films.

The Past Is a Grotesque Animal

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

THE PAST IS A GROTESQUE ANIMAL is a personal, accessible portrait of an artist – of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes – whose pursuit to make transcendent music at all costs drives him to value art over human relationships. As he struggles with all of those around him, family and bandmates alike, he’s forced to reconsider the future of the band, begging the question – is this really worth it?

New French Shorts 2014

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

A seven-film sampler of new Gallic cinema, with comedies, thrillers and dramas starring such icons as Bérénice Bejo and Charlotte Rampling, along with an acclaimed documentary-like short that won a special mention at the Cannes Film Festival. Directors Adriano Valerio (37° 4 S) and Lauren Wolkstein (SOCIAL BUTTERFLY) in person for a post-screening discussion. Co-presented Unifrance Films.

Screening line-up:

THE END (dir. Didier Barcelo, 17 min.) Official selection: Berlin Film Festival. Charlotte Rampling is horrified to discover that there’s a new Charlotte Rampling.

ATLANTIC AVENUE (dir. Laure de Clermont, 13 min.) Official selection: Clermont-Ferrand. Brady Corbet (Simon Killer, Melancholia) is a hustler who takes on an unusual new client.

AUJOURD’HUI (dir. Nicolas Saada, 9 min.) An apocalyptic tale, starring Bérénice Bejo (The Artist, The Past) and American filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.

THE HOUNDS (Les Meutes, dir. Manuel Schapira, 15 min.) César nominee for Best Short Film. A house-warming party at a hip Paris apartment turns ugly.

THE LIZARDS (Les Lézards, dir. Vincent Mariette, 15 min.) Best short, City of Lights-City of Angels. In a Turkish bath, Leon (rising star Vincent Macaigne) sweats while he waits for a first date with a girl he met online.

SOCIAL BUTTERFLY (dir. Lauren Wolkstein, 14 min.) Official selection, Sundance, Palm Springs. An unexpected guest appears at Chloe’s eighteenth birthday. Director in person.

37° 4 S (dir. Adriano Valerio, 12 min.) Special mention, Cannes Film Festival. A portrait of two teenagers who live on the remote Atlantic island of Tristan da Cunha, population 270. Director in person.

Meditation, Creativity, Peace

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Free screenings Tue Jan 14, Tue Jan 21, Tue Jan 28 at 11:00am! Tickets available at our box office, limit 2 per person.

This fascinating documentary follows David Lynch on a 16-country tour of Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America to spread the word about the individual and global impact of meditation.

“This is a donut. It is very sweet, and very good. But if you’ve never tasted a donut, you wouldn’t really know how sweet and how good a donut is… Transcendental Meditation is like that. Transcendental Meditation gives an experience much sweeter than the sweetness of this donut. It gives the experience of the sweetest nectar of life, pure bliss consciousness.”

With equal parts wit and passion, MEDITATION, CREATIVITY, PEACE shows the director’s commitment to Transcendental Meditation as way of changing the world, starting from within. The film also offers rare insight into Lynch’s creative process, through interviews and revealing moments from the tour.

Short Attention Span Cinema: Films from the New York Times’ Op-Docs 2014

Monday, January 6th, 2014

A series of short documentaries from The Times’ acclaimed video initiative, playing before our regular features. Begun in November 2011, The New York Times’s Op-Docs series invites both renowned and emerging filmmakers to contribute new short opinion documentaries reflecting a wide range of styles and subject matter, including current affairs, contemporary life and historical subjects.

Dec 20-26: NATURALLY, J.J. CALE (Drew Christie)

Dec 27-Jan 2: THE NIGHT WITCH (Alison Klayman)

Jan 3-9: SUBWAY BALLET (Joshua Z. Weinstein)

Jan 10-16: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE HIGHRISE: PART 1 (Katerina Cizek)

Jan 17-23: BORDER PATROL BODY SLAM (Kevin Gordon)

Jan 24-30: DAREDEVIL ON A SNOWMOBILE (Lucy Walker)

Jan 31-Feb 6: AN UNFAIR GAME (Kris Hofmann)

Feb 7-13: 35 AND SINGLE (Paula Schargorodsky)

Feb 14-20: ODE TO BIKE SHARING (Dustin Grella)

Additional title to be announced.

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